Junior football

2020 season information can be read in the news section 

Coastal Spirit has a strong junior club, ranging from 4 years old up to the 18th grade. The club welcomes all new and existing players to register for the 2020 season.

For the young ones, Coastal Spirit runs three NZ Football accredited sessions on Saturday mornings at Cuthberts Green. Mini First Kicks is the younger group, aged 3-4 years, First Kicks aged 5 – 6 years and Fun Football is aimed at 7-8 year olds. It is full of excellent skills and fun games, and run by trained coaches from within the club. More information here.

From 9th grade up to 18th grade, Coastal Spirit has many teams in a variety of divisions playing in the Canterbury wide competition administered by Mainland Football.

Players will be provided with a playing shirt and socks for 2020, but will need to provide their own shorts,  shinpads.  Official Coastal Spirit apparel can be purchased from our online store if desired (optional)

Registration Fees for 2020:

This year the board have looked at the fees and unfortunately had to increase them due to the increased fees to Mainland Federation and our operation costs.  We try to keep our pricing as low as possible as we know that pricing can be a big factor in your child playing.  We are a non-profit organisation and our main focus is getting as many kids as possible playing the awesome game of football.

Junior – 9 – 12 years olds $150.00
Youth Grade – 13 – 18 year olds $160.00

Below is a table with game times, field side and how many players etc for all junior and youth grades.

Grade Playing Time Start Time Break End Time  Field Size A Side  Subs Rolling Ball
9th Grade 2 x 25 mins  10:30am 5 mins 11:25am Junior 7 N/A Yes 4
10th Grade  2 x 25 mins  9:30am 5 mins 10:25am Junior 7 5 Yes 4
10th Grade Girls 2 x 25 mins  10:30am 5 mins 11:25am Junior 7 5 Yes 4
11th Grade 2 x 25 mins  9:45am 5 mins 10:40am Intermediate 9 5 Yes 4
11th Grade Girls 2 x 25 mins  9:30am 5 mins 10:25am Junior 7 5 Yes 4
12th Grade 2 x 30 mins 10:50am 5 mins 12:05pm Intermediate 9 5 Yes 4
12th Grade Girls 2 x 30 mins 10:50am 5 mins 12:05pm Intermediate 9 5 Yes 4
13th Grade  2 x 35 mins 9:15am 5 mins 10:30am Senior 11 5 Yes 4
14th Grade 2 x 35 mins 10:45am 5 mins 12:00pm Senior 11 5 Yes 5
14th Grade Girls 2 x 35 mins 9:15am 5 mins 10:40am Senior 11 5 Yes 5
15th Grade 2 x 40 mins 9:15am 5 mins 10:40am Senior 11 5 Yes 5
17th Grade 2 x 40 mins 12:30pm 10 mins 2:00pm Senior 11 5 Yes 5

The Scorching Goal Football Fund has been established to assist children and youth attending primary or secondary school, aged between 5 years and 18 years who are from financially disadvantaged families or backgrounds, and where finance is a barrier to participation, either at club level, across development programmes or at representative level.

This is not a fund established to specifically support talented players but is rather about providing children and youth with the opportunity to continue to participate in football.

Each year Mainland Football will endeavor to run a specific fundraiser and will continue to seek other donations to ensure it does not exhaust its start-up fund equity.

We understand;

  • That football talent exists across our Federation and we want to ensure opportunities are provided to players who otherwise may miss out.
  • The need for kids to “fall in love” with football and not to be denied opportunities to do so through no fault of their own.
  • The health and wellbeing advantages of having thousands of healthy active football kids.

Coaches have a profoundly positive effect on young people. If you enjoy working with people and want to make a difference in young people’s lives, we would like to have you as one of our coaches. We provide on the job training and provide funding to attend formal coach education courses.  If you are interested please email info@coastalspirit.nz